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  • Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87

    Former Chicago Alderman Bernie Stone dead at 87
    During nearly four decades representing the Far North Side 50th Ward, Bernard Stone was known for memorably outspoken performances at City Council meetings, for his part in the tumult of Council Wars and for building a steel barrier along Howard Street...
  • Blaming Cop-Killing On Protests Is Reckless And Wrong

    Blaming Cop-Killing On Protests Is Reckless And Wrong
    The cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers as they sat in a patrol car was an act of unthinkable cruelty, a tragedy that should remind every American of the dangers that police officers face every day. But to suggest that the deaths...
  • Putting a lid on methane from cattle

    The $1.1-trillion omnibus spending bill signed by President Obama contains many giveaways to Wall Street, casinos and the coal industry. But the ones that might do the most severe damage long-term have to do with, of all things, the digestive systems of...
  • Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency

    When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation. Conservative...
  • 2016 beckons women into politics

    2016 beckons women into politics
    Come January, the U.S. House and Senate will have 104 women members. On the surface, that is a huge accomplishment. It has taken women nearly 100 years — since 1916, when Montana elected Republican Jeannette Rankin to the House — to...
  • No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster

    No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster
    When 20-year old Florida State University student Ashley Cowie was accidentally shot and killed, dying in her twin sister's arms at a fraternity party in 2011, John Thrasher was the Florida Senate's powerful Rules Committee chairman. At the time, a bill...
  • One thing the U.S. government doesn't count: How often police kill civilians

    The federal government amasses statistics on a wide range of topics. Want to know how many people contracted botulism? How many kids participated in extracurricular activities? How many acres of corn are planted in a given year? It's all tracked. But...
  • Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge

    Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge
    Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team in Oklahoma City, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma's attorney general, and one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors. The second existential challenge to the Affordable Care Act...
  • Trudy Rubin: Here are ways you can help Mideast, elsewhere

    Readers often ask how they can help address some of the humanitarian tragedies I write about, including the impact of the Syrian civil war and the savagery of ISIS, which have produced floods of traumatized refugees. So, at the holiday season, when we...
  • Immigration as political theater

    President Barack Obama's recent executive order on immigration has caused a political uproar. Congressional Republicans have introduced legislation to kill the order, 24 states are challenging it in federal court, and a federal district court judge in...
  • Obama's executive action clouds long-term immigration changes

    To President Barack Obama, his executive action on immigration on Nov. 20 would give millions of undocumented immigrants "a chance to make amends, take responsibility, and give their kids a better future." To Republican House Speaker John Boehner, the...